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My new mid 2000s retro gaming PC

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User avatar Anreel
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Subject: My new mid 2000s retro gaming PC

Post Posted: 22 Mar 2016, 15:27

My plan first was to build a 90s retro gaming PC with Windows 98 but since it was a huge headache cos almost nothing worked on it and blue screens of death were showing and I'm not that into 90s anyway except a handful of games I decided to build a mid 2000s PC from the few old PCs lying around. It was not my intention initally but almost all the components are high-end for the time:
- Pentium 4 (D?) hyper threaded 3.6 Ghz at stock
- Geforce 6800
- 2 gigs of random ram
- 80 gig Excelstor 7200 rpm HDD

And yesterday I got a really nice 19 inch 4:3 Samsung monitor so it is almost complete, the only thing left is a cooler for the GPU as the original was really loud and I made a custom solution for the time being while ordered a new cooler on ebay.

The first game I'm playing is Xpand Rally, an underappreciated really great racing game, it feels like RPG cos you have so many car upgrades available but so little prize money for each race. It does work on modern PCs and is available on Steam but it looks terible on widescreen. And my next game is going to be Unreal of course.

I will later add pics of this glorious beast.
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Z-enzyme
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Subject: Re: My new mid 2000s retro gaming PC

Post Posted: 31 May 2016, 11:22

There's a tea box... There... GPU got hot? You got creative... XD

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Subject: Re: My new mid 2000s retro gaming PC

Post Posted: 31 May 2016, 23:15

Is that a load-bearing jewel case? Also, where does the air go / come from with that fan? Hahaha
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User avatar Anreel
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Subject: Re: My new mid 2000s retro gaming PC

Post Posted: 05 Jun 2016, 14:49

The fan was not laying flat on dvd jewel case and gpu temps were ok. I received the cheap china stock gpu cooler from ebay - it never gets hot so it's either very good or very bad heatsink lol but gpu temps are fine.


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